Policy of the Month - April -CCTV
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About The Event
Ladybird childcare services operates a CCTV scheme within the Nursery environment and the aim is to provide a safer and more secure environment for the benefit of children, parents and staff. Images are monitored, recorded and used in strict accordance with this policy.
The System comprises of a fixed position camera at the main front entrance, a monitor, digital hard drive recorder and public information signs.
No camera is hidden from view and all will be prevented from focusing on areas of private accommodation. Signs are prominently placed at the entrance points of the site to inform staff, children, parents and visitors that a CCTV installation is in use. The digital recorder and single effectiveness of the limited system it is not possible to guarantee that the system will detect every incident taking place on the site.
Purpose of the System
the system has been installed by the nursery with the primary purpose of monitoring
- Reducing the threat of a child being abducted
- Damaged to the building
- Assist in the prevention and detection of crime
- Helping ensure the safety of all the users, staff, children, parents and visitors, consistent with the respect for the individual’s privacy
- Deter those having criminal intent
Digital recordings are made using a digital video recorder operating in real mode, monitoring the site continuously 24 hours a day. Images will normally be retained for between 14 days from the date of the recording and they will then automatically overwritten.
Viewing of the recorded images of CCTV will be restricted to the Nursery Managers within the office, only if an incident deems this necessary.
If an incident has occurred, Ladybirds Childcare services Board of Directors have the right to allow outside organisations to view the footage e.g., P.S.N.I